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  • De Waart takes care of business capably with CSO

    De Waart takes care of business capably with CSO
    The most valuable pinch-hitter on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra podium in recent years? That's an easy one: Edo de Waart. The Dutch-born music director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra filled in at the last minute for Riccardo Muti in January 2013...
  • 'Metalhead' just scratches the surface of comfort and catharsis

    'Metalhead' just scratches the surface of comfort and catharsis
    In bleak 1980s rural Svarthamar, Iceland, where the townsfolk seem perpetually expressionless, a tractor accident claims the life of the young Baldur (Oskar Logi Agustsson) and sucks the life out of his nuclear family. His 12-year-old sister, Hera...
  • If these objects could talk ... 'Secret Lives' at Chicago History Museum

    If these objects could talk ...  'Secret Lives' at Chicago History Museum
    Nathan Leopold's eyeglasses, eyewitness to an infamous murder — and evidence of it. Ann Landers' typewriter, conduit for common-sense advice. Booth One at the Pump Room, marker of status and coddler of scores of celebrity posteriors. The...
  • E-book is a Fleetwood Mac flashback in words and sound

    E-book is a Fleetwood Mac flashback in words and sound
    To understand keenly the changes that have taken place in popular music over the last decades one need only to listen to Sam Graham tell of the New Year's Eve 1968 concert he attended at the long-gone Kinetic Playground on the North Side. He was 16 and...
  • Decemberists find new joy in a 'Terrible World'

    Decemberists find new joy in a 'Terrible World'
    When Colin Meloy and his bandmates in the Decemberists took a break in 2011, the agenda was open-ended. The band's steady growth had paid off in a new commercial peak — the Portland quintet's "The King is Dead" had debuted at No. 1 on the...
  • Review: 'Coal Miner's Day'

    Review: 'Coal Miner's Day'
    French filmmaker Gael Mocaer spent a year in the northwest Ukrainian mining town of Novovolynsk, in extremely close proximity with the employees of a state-run coal mine as they went about their business. The business is not pretty, or safe. Now at Facets...
  • Tilson Thomas leads London Symphony in victory lap at Disney Hall

    Tilson Thomas leads London Symphony in victory lap at Disney Hall
    Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra go back a long way. One of their earliest collaborations was a terrific 1974 album with guitarist John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra called "Apocalypse," now seen as a landmark of jazz-...
  • Carl Gottlieb took a bit out of 'Jaws' script and created a monster hit

     Carl Gottlieb took a bit out of 'Jaws' script and created a monster hit
    Carl Gottlieb met Steven Spielberg through their mutual agent, Mike Medavoy, when the Oscar-winning director was still "the new kid in town" back in 1968. Gottlieb had already established himself as a performer — he was a member of the popular San...
  • Once thought lost, Harry Houdini's 'Grim Game' film reappears

    Once thought lost, Harry Houdini's 'Grim Game' film reappears
    It's the kind of magical reappearance that Houdini himself would have appreciated. For years, the only remaining footage of Harry Houdini's 1919 silent adventure thriller "The Grim Game" was a five-minute excerpt of an actual mid-air collision involving...
  • Battles of wordplay in Trap Door's 'La Bete'

    Battles of wordplay in Trap Door's 'La Bete'
    If Ed Wood had lived in 17th-century France, he might have been a bit like Valere, the effusive idiot at the heart of David Hirson's "La Bete" who crosses verbal swords with a fellow playwright character in a dramaturgical battle over how low the brow can...
  • Antonoff enjoys view from Bleachers

    Antonoff enjoys view from Bleachers
    It turns out a world tour with a smash pop band is the perfect place to be alone. "In a hotel room, writing songs, there's no one to tell me I'm not allowed to dream too big," says Jack Antonoff, bassist for fun., who spent his offstage hours creating...